Visit Thingvellir National Park

No place epitomizes the history of Iceland and the Icelandic nation better than Þingvellir, situated on the northern shore of lake Þingvallavatn and by the river Öxará, just a 45 minute drive from Reykjavík.
At Þingvellir, literally translated as parliament plains, the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene until 1798. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place here, making Þingvellir our most important political forum - for this reason designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Besides its great historical significance, Þingvellir is also protected as a national park due to its unique geology and natural features: it is the site of the rift valley formed between the two tectonic plates of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
All these reasons and more, like the largest natural lake in Iceland located here and Silfra crystalline snorkelling/diving spot, make Þingvellir one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland: definitely not to be missed.

Explore our glaciers

Unsurprisingly quite a large section of Iceland is covered in glaciers, precisely 11.1% of the land area of the country. Glaciers are responsible for carving out everything that hasn’t been shaped by magma and earthquakes in Iceland, making for the most unique landscape.
Glaciers form over years, or even centuries, where the temperature is low enough to turn the snow into thick ice masses. Although glaciers are persistent, they actually do move, slowly deforming, originating crevasses and spectacular ice caves. And one peculiarity of Iceland is that many ice caps and glaciers lie above volcanoes.
Due to climate change Iceland is of course losing ice. Okjökull glacier in West Iceland was the first one to lose its glacier title and is now simply known as “Ok”( jökull meaning glacier).
Do not panic though, we still have very large full glaciers as Langjökull, Hofsjökull, Mýrdalsjökull and, last but definitely not least, Vatnajökull - the widest in Europe.

Take a walk on Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara, the most dramatic black sand beach in Iceland, is located about 180 km southeast from Reykjavík. Featuring an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns and two titanic rocks by the shore said to be petrified trolls once hit by the sunlight, this surely is one of the most scenic and photogenic spots on the island.
Within walking distance is Dyrhólaey, a gigantic 120-meter high pillar of dark lava arching into the sea, forming a promontory from which travellers can enjoy a breath-taking view of glacier Mýrdalsjökull to the north, the coastline in front and even puffins nesting in the summertime.
This gem of Icelandic nature lies a few minutes away from Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland.

Enjoy our geothermal pools

The local natural wonder Icelanders are most proud of is the geothermal energy heating our homes and pools.
Enjoying the numerous health benefits of bathing in thermal baths is an Icelandic tradition dating back to the settlement, as proved by the old pool in Reykholt belonging to Snorri Sturluson, 12th century historian and sagas’ author.
Public bathing is a proper tradition, deeply rooted in the local culture. Icelanders of all ages and professions end their day at the pool both for health and social purposes: a good habit for relaxing, making friends and gossiping.
The swimming pool culture is widely established, for the greater capital area alone has seventeen public swimming pools, most of which are outdoors.
An upgraded luxury version of these pools are the exclusive geothermal spas around the country, the most stunning and celebrated being the Blue Lagoon.

If you wish to book the Blue Lagoon, Fontana Wellness or the Secret Lagoon please get in touch.


Meet the whales

Whale meat can be found pretty much in any traditional restaurants. Of course, if instead of eating whales you are happy enough with meeting them, you can easily do it from several locations all around the country, including Reykjavík.
The cold waters off the coast host a wide variety of majestic marine mammals. Whale watching tours offer all year round  a rare and memorable opportunity to admire over 20 species of cetaceans (such as orca, minke, humpback and blue whale) in their natural environment alongside white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, seals, basking sharks, and various sea birds - depending on the season.
Iceland is the perfect location for meeting these gentle marine giants and their ocean fellows.
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Hunt for the Northern Lights

The northern lights phenomenon, also called Aurora Borealis, is one of the most fascinating shows nature can offer. The northern lights are the result of electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere, causing displays of bright dancing lights whose range of colours goes from white to green, pink and purple.
This spectacular phenomenon is best admired in remote places, away from the urban light pollution, on clear winter nights (no worries, winter basically means from September to April).
Many sightseeing excursions by bus, jeep or boat are organized to go “hunting” the lights when conditions are favourable. Definitely worth trying your luck!

Northern lights tours are scheduled to begin by the end of August, please get in touch if interested.

See Reykjavík from above

Reykjavík is a lovely colourful city with old beautifully painted houses and modern tall buildings. Its main landmark is certainly Hallgrímskirkja, the Lutheran church whose 73-meter high tower is visible from almost everywhere in the capital. The church was designed by the late Guðjón Samúelsson in 1937, who apparently took inspiration from the fascinating shapes and forms created when lava cools into basalt rock.
When entering Hallgrímskirkja visitors are greeted with an impressive 15-meter tall pipe organ designed to reproduce powerful notes capable of filling the huge and holy space with a range of tones, from the dulcet to the dramatic.
After admiring this gargantuan beauty our suggestion is to pay a visit to the observation deck in the tower, at very little cost. Once you reach the top you’ll have Reykjavík at your feet with its colours, the mountains and the ocean around: what a stunning panorama.
Moreover just three minutes away down Frakkastígur then right on Laugavegur you’ll find our office, come say hi!

Discover Icelandic music

Allow us to say it loud and clear: Icelandic music is awesome.
For being such a small nation we actually have a really lively music scene embracing literally all genres – yes, some amazing reggae included.
In the 1980’s Icelandic music was put on the world map with the emergence of artists such as the Sugarcubes and their alien vocalist called Björk, who’s still Iceland’s best known contemporary music artist nowadays. In more recent years Iceland has seen the international success of many more artists, such as Sigur Rós, Of Monsters and Men, Múm, Emiliana Torrini, Ásgeir Trausti and that ever-surprising gem of electronic music which goes by the name of GusGus.
In case you want a taste of our music treasures as soundtrack to your journey, we have a couple of tours for you.

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